Carrie chats with USATF 800m Indoor Champion Nia Akins! They break down each lap of her race (including the amazing inside pass that she made to break the tape), life lessons in running, moving across the country (multiple times!) to pursue her dreams, her passion for nursing, her musical talents, and so much more!
Recorded February 20, 2023
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Bio courtesy Brooks Running
A 2020 graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 800m runner Nia Akins finished as the runner-up at two NCAA Championships, most recently at the 2019 outdoor national championships. Before her senior season was derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, she ran a PR of 2:00.71 and nearly broke the indoor collegiate record. Nia is also the 2023 USATF indoor National 800m Champion.